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Walter E. LONG


1925 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Walter E. LONG Obituary
WALTER LONG Walter E Long, of Las Vegas, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017. He was born March 30, 1925, in Tonopah, to Walter Varah Long and Ada Mathews, and was a longtime resident of Las Vegas. The family moved to Las Vegas in 1930. He grew up downtown attending the 5th Street Grade School and Las Vegas High School. He graduated in 1943 and was drafted in to the U.S. Army in June 1943. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps until March 1946. This is where he was introduced to engineering. He took advantage of the GI Bill and attended the University of Nevada-Reno, getting a degree in engineering. He worked at Timet in Henderson for 30 years as a process engineer. He traveled to several other companies over his career in New Jersey, Chicago, and Salt Lake City. He served two LDS missions, the first to the New Mexico and with his wife in The Bronx, speaking Spanish. He was preceded in death by his wife, of 58 years, Lenna G. Long. He is survived by his children, David (LeeAnn) of Provo, Utah, Larry (Tracey) of Las Vegas, Lorinda of Las Vegas, Denice of Salt Lake City, and Deanne of Salt Lake City; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He spent the holidays visiting with his family. The family would like to thank Lorinda, who was Walter's caregiver for the last few years. She treated Dad with love and respect and allowed him to live in his own home, thank you! Viewing will be 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, January 5, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Viewing again 9-9:45 a.m. Saturday, January 6, with service following at 10 a.m., both at the LDS Church, 4040 E. Wyoming Ave.
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